December Meeting

PNM's Energy Efficiency

Executive Director Corner

FAB O&M Show

Golf Tournament

November Newsletter PDF

Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

FMANM Health Care

Upcoming Events Calendar

2015 Programs

October 30—FAB O&M Show

November 18—Facility Energy Efficiency Audits

December 16—Holiday Social

2016 Programs

January 20—SECURITY : Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

February 17— The Human vs the Internet Touch— Business Pros and Cons

March 16— How School Facilities Impact Education

April 16— 2nd Annual Poker Run and Car & Bike Show

May 18— NFPA 70-E Update

June 17—Isotopes Baseball

July—Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

August 17—Writing (and Interpreting) Good RFP's- Communication 101 for Facility and Sales Folks

September 21— Fire Protection Basics

October 28—FAB O&M Show

November 16— The Roofing and Building Envelope Cage Match

December 21—Holiday Social



  • Engineering Manager
  • Maintenance

  • Senior Facilities Manager


Clarie Shay Miller
Harold Oliver Madsen

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Board of Directors


George Jimenez

Vice President

Tom Plummer, P.E.
Director of Health Facilities
Albuquerque Area IHS
505-248-4262 (ofc)
505-288-6982 (cell)


Lori Gunnare
National Roofing Company
W 505 883 3000 
C 505 252 2707
F 505 883 1719

Dave Jensen
R.E. Michel Co.
505-239-5721 cell


Kevin Givens
The Johnston Co.


Mary Beth Hames
Compliance Analyst (RIMS)
PNM Resources, Inc.
505.241.4417 (Office)
Mike Chavez
Account Manager
Ace Asphalt
Selby Lucero
Facility Manager
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union
Jessica Leyva
Account Manager
SMI Facility Services
Micaela Sandoval
Account Manager
Moving Solutions

Executive Director

Carolee Griffin
505-377-5309 cell


Web Master

Roy Evans
505 577 4145



Invite YOUR Favorite Facility Manager
to the 2015 FMANM Holiday Party

Join your friends and associates from the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico from 5 pm to 7pm on Wednesday afternoon, December 16th, at The Hotel Cascada, as we gather to celebrate and reflect on the holiday season and upcoming year.  Food, drinks, and door prizes will make the season bright so plan now to attend this annual gathering.

President George Jimenez will happily collect checks to support the mission to help the less fortunate, spearheaded locally by Joy Junction.  Both small and large contributions will be accepted!

Facility Managers:  Bring a business card to be eligible for the give-aways.

Suppliers:  Invite your favorite "first-timer" facility manager to be your FMA guest.  And…..don't forget your door prizes!

Cost for members is $30.00 and non-members, $35.00.  The Hotel Cascada is located at 2500 Carlisle NE in Albuquerque, NM.  Please rsvp on the website by Monday, December 14th, to be included.  Questions?  Call Carolee at 505-377-5309.

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PNM's Energy Efficiency Programs,
Building Operator Credentialing
Navigated in November

Members and supporters of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico gathered in November to learn how to help their commercial facilities save energy and money, and how to advance their own professional standing in the facility management trade by taking advantage of reduced cost training to become a certified building operator.  Victoriano Ceballos, PNM's Building Tune-Up Engineer, led the information-packed discussion.

"The main program purpose is focused on retrofit, new construction, building tune-up, and the 'quick-saver and midstream models'.  The goal is to incentivize PNM business customers to use less electricity and become more efficient by installing off-the-shelf products and services.  As public money is being rebated, there are requirements to qualify," he said.

Why energy efficiency?  The customer advantages include financial benefits such as lower long-term energy consumption, cash incentives to reduce cost of energy efficient measures, the opportunity to maximize capital dollars and shorten the investment payback period, and also reduce maintenance costs and long-term operating costs.

Other benefits include increased property value and leasing ability, increased employee productivity and tenant comfort, and real the opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment through water savings and emissions reductions.

Ceballos delineated the retrofit rebates which offer prescriptive incentives on a per-unit basis for common predetermined energy saving technologies such as lighting and lighting controls, HVAC, refrigeration, motors, and the VSDs on HVAC fans and pumps.  He also provided detailed information on the "Retro-Commissioning" program, and the "Building Tune-Up" program.

Additionally, PNM supports the Building Operator Certification (BOC) training, underwritten by the Santa Fe Community College. Here facility managers learned about incentives to attend the BOC classes and how this program is a national workforce training and credentialing initiative, targeting  facility operators working in medium to large commercial or industrial buildings. "PNM will provide up to $1,200.00 toward tuition reimbursement," Ceballos said. Testimonials to the benefits of the program were underscored by two FMANM members, George Jimenez from Nusenda Credit Union, and Tom Plummer with Indian Health Service, both supporters of and graduates of the program, themselves and their facility staffs.

Supplier members were offered the opportunity to explore becoming industry partners with PNM in providing the products and services which help facilities attain energy efficiency.  Tim Overman with Voss Lighting commented on his profitable relationship with PNM as his company assists in the lighting retrofitting aspects of the retrofit-rebate offering.
Need details?  The entire FMANM presentation is at WWW.PNMENERGYEFFICIENCY.COM.

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Dec 15 Executive Director

As a 501c6 non-profit organization, the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico has done a great job over the years in efficiently managing our assets.  We have given almost $80,000.00 in money to programs at the University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College with the goal of supporting the educational  programs which provide the training the facility managers and technicians of the future will need to be successful at their jobs.

Thank you to the conscientious efforts of the members of my Board of Directors in making this possible.  As George Jimenez from Nusenda Credit Union finishes his two-year term as president, he passes the torch to Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Service who steps up to lead the group.  Selby Lucero with Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union takes the reins as vice president.  Thank you all for volunteering to lead this storied institution into the future.

My other Board members contribute countless hours into making this look effortless.  Our treasurers, Lori Gunnare from National Roofing and Dave Jensen from the RE Michel Company, balance the books, deal with the on-line payment issues, assure with compliance with our state charter, and so much more.  Secretary Kevin Givens with The Johnston Company keeps us on track with an accuracy tempered with humor.

Mary Beth Hames from PNM provides social media support as Micaela Sandoval with Moving Solutions and Mike Chavez of Ace Asphalt supply program guidance.  Of course, we cannot forget to say thank you to our webmaster, Roy Evans, who provides the technical support which shapes our presence in cyberspace and who takes professional photographs at our events. Alas, we bid a fond "adieu" to Jessica Leyva (with SMI Facility Services) as she voyages east to Austin to pursue her career goals.

Each person has selflessly given hours of time to the group, realizing that this directly supports the scholarship funds at the two schools, thus changing lives.  Next year is looking good too!  See you there!  And thank you for your belief in us, and YOUR support.  

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2015 Facility and Building Operations & Maintenance Expo
Deemed a Success by Exhibitors and Facility Managers Alike

Suppliers and facility professionals converged on The Hotel Cascada in October to share resources and information at the 2015 FAB O&M Show.   Free food, fifty dollar gift cards, and a Halloween theme set the stage as facility and building operations and maintenance folks visited with their current and future suppliers.

Facility Manager Bob Schumaker from the hotel stated, "I set four appointments to meet this week with suppliers I met at the show. I will need these folks for upcoming service issues.  FMA provides a great service by putting on this show.  It brings new suppliers and facility mangers together."

Micaela Sandoval from Moving Solutions enthused, "I came away with five solid appointments."   Chief Engineer Victor Marquez with Allegiance Realty Corporation commented, "I found that folks were willing to take the time to discuss their products and services in unhurried detail."  Coronado Center's Senior Operations Manager Richard Harding found time to attend and brought several of his key staff members to enjoy the show.

Selby Lucero from Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union and Brandy Smoots with All American Restoration both agreed with Facility Manager Association of New Mexico President George Jimenez that the spirit of friendliness and cooperation made the event unique.  The trade show was jointly sponsored by FMANM and the FMANM Healthcare Committee.

2015 Suppliers Showcase Feedback Questionnaire

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Friends of Civic Plaza

From: Jose Garcia <>
Date: September 10, 2015 at 4:24:24 PM MDT
Subject: please share and become a friend!

Hi! Please consider becoming a friend and helping spread the word as we celebrate Civic Plaza's transformation into a great community space and work to build the vision of what it can be! Thank you!

José García
General Manager
Albuquerque Convention Center
Direct: 505-768-3876
Mobile: 505-573-0757

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Fifth Annual Golf Scholarship Fundraiser
Featured Happy Crowd, Door Prizes for All!

With 127 golfers and 14 helpers, the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico 2015 Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Tournament will guarantee a record donation this December to the scholarship funds at Central New Mexico Community College and The University of New Mexico.  After dominating all three “nines” on a picture perfect day at the Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course,  golfers and golf helpers alike left the event with a door prize in hand.

Loyalty from the membership and its many supporters (both members and non-member companies alike) who believe in and support our educational initiative is the one constant factor in the annual event’s continued success.  Distinct contributions, both large and small, from countless companies and outstanding individuals personalized the gathering.

Again the trend to companies fielding multiple teams of golfers continued as they competed in the Championship Division to win the esteemed silver trophy.

Tables full of valuable door prizes mitigated even a bad day on the greens.  Power tools, a guitar, restaurant gift certificates, and loads of golf gear and much much more left with the athletes after the post-game buffet.

Mark Awe from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway/Johnson Controls raved on: “Wow!  Great people, wonderful grounds and clubhouse, food, and door prizes for all!  See you next year, that is for certain!”  

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Tournament Sponsors

Platinum Level Tournament Sponsor


Gold Level Tournament Sponsors


Silver Level Tournament Sponsors


Hole-In-One Sponsors


Hole Sponsors

Single Hole Sponsor

National Roofing
Sunland Asphalt
Armour Pavement
SMI Facility Services
Mike's Quality Painting
Eaton Sales & Service LLC
General Mills
Klinger Construction


1/2 Hole Sponsor

Industrial Water Engineering
Western States Fire Protection

Thank you to our Door Prize Donors:

Ace Asphalt
Advantage Security
Albuquerque Convention Center
Alvarado Management
Amerind Risk Management
Armour Pavement
Brian McPartlon Roofing
Buehler Companies
Cummins Diesel
Dave’s Ground Maintenance
Eaton Sales and Service
Essential Safety Products
Ferguson Supply
General Mills
Hotel Cascada
Industrial Water Engineering
Johnson Controls
Johnstone Supply
Klinger Construction
La Vida Llena
Matheson TriGas

Moving Solutions
National Distributing
National Roofing
Nusenda Credit Union
Outta Control
Overhead Door Co.
Pumps and Service
Sagebrush Church
Sealant Specialists
Sherwin Williams
SMI Facility Services
Southern Wine and Spirits
Stoneface Tavern
The Groundskeeper
The Johnston Company
Thunderbird Harley Davidson
Total Wine and Spirits
Travers Mechanical
Western States Fire Protection
Williamson Restoration
Wilson Mohr/Relevant Solutions
Zia Rising Management


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Attention Healthcare Facility Managers
Or Any FM who Needs Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Hazardous Waste Bureau conducts hazardous waste inspections at hospitals, pharmacies, as well as other types of facilities.  They offer their services to conduct free training concerning managing hazardous waste at hospitals and pharmacies.  Having recently conducted inspections at several hospitals, they have found the majority of them to be out of compliance.  Their aim to provide this training to large audiences spreads the information more quickly than individually inspecting each hospital/pharmacy.

But beyond healthcare, NMED believes they might be able to target some training for other diverse and various types of facilities.  Compliance assistance is a key component in their program and keeping facilities in compliance makes the job a lot easier. 

Need more information to start this discussion? Contact Janine Kraemer, CHMM, Hazardous Waste Supervisor for the New Mexico Environment Department, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1,Santa Fe NM 87505 office  505-476-4372, or email to  or connect with Facility Manager Association’s vice president, Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Services at

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